The Art of The Empire Strikes Back
October 1980
176ppg

Publisher: Ballantine Books
Author: Vic Bulluck and Valerie Hoffman; Edited by Deborah Call
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Cover Price: $17.95
Media: Softcover
ISBN: 0-345-35208-4 - 1st

SYNOPSIS
A magnificent, full-color celebration of the amazing artistic and technical accomplishments in the newest chapter of the most spectacular space epic of all time. Lavishly illustrated with production sketches, production paintings, costume designs, construction drawings, matte paintings, storyboards, and stills, and complete biographies of the outstanding artists and technicians who created the film, The Art of The Empire Strikes Back is an indispensable volume for fans and special-effects buffs alike. Here are some highlights...

The complex stop-motion animation technique used for the tauntaun, Luke's steedlike transportation on the frozen planet Hoth!

The design and animation techniques used in the creation of the immense Imperial walkers!

The fascinating development of the swamp planet, Dagobah!

The evolution of the character of Yoda!

The enthralling matte paintings that bring Cloud City to life!

Here is superb edition to commemorate exciting new chapter in the most dazzling space adventure of all time

The Empire Strikes Back


Original Printing
The Art of The Empire Strikes Back (hardcover)
October, 1980; ISBN: 0-345-29335-5 - 1st

Other Printings
The Art of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (softcover)
October, 1994; ISBN: 0-345-39203-5 - 1st
The Art of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (with Special Edition) (softcover)
January, 1997; ISBN: 0-345-41088-2 -

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